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Daily Current Affairs Answer & Explanation : 31 Jan 2020

Question 1.



  • The Auschwitz concentration camp was a complex of over 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust.



Question 2.

Answer- b


  • A five-judge Bench, led by Justice Arun Mishra, acknowledged that anticipatory bail helps thwart influential powers from implicating their rivals in false cases.
  • Section 438 (anticipatory bail) of the Code of Criminal Procedure protects people from the ignominy of detention in jail for days on end and disgrace to their reputation.


Question 3.

Answer- a


  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had recently constituted a Committee headed by YS Malik to identify key issues and recommend methods for transforming Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE) into a world – class premier institute on highway sector having full/comprehensive expertise on highway sector.
  • Indian Academy of Highway Engineers (IAHE) is the premier institute for pooling of experience and sharing of knowledge on entire range of subjects involving management of highways.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.



Question 4.

Answer : b 


  • The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), with help from Gujarat’s forest department, is attempting for the first time a process to restore coral reefs using Biorock or Mineral Accretion Technology.
  • Biorock is the name given to the substance formed by electro accumulation of minerals dissolved in seawater on steel structures that are lowered onto the sea bed and are connected to a power source, in this case solar panels that float on the surface.


Question 5.

Answer :c


The Convention was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975.

  • The new sites added are:
  • Nandur Madhameshwar (Maharashtra)
  • Keshopur-Miani(Punjab)
  • Beas Conservation Reserve(Punjab)
  • Nangal in (Punjab)
  • Nawabganj(Uttar Pradesh)
  • Parvati Agra(Uttar Pradesh)
  • Saman(Uttar Pradesh)
  • Samaspur(Uttar Pradesh)
  • Sandi (Uttar Pradesh)
  • SarsaiNawar in (Uttar Pradesh)


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